Book #45000

The Lad and the Lion - 1st Edition

Edgar Rice Burroughs
The Lad and the Lion - 1st Edition. Edgar Rice Burroughs.

Binding: Cloth
Book Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Size: 8vo; [ii], [6], 7-317, [3] pages
Publisher: Tarzana, CA: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., 1938.
Illustrator: Illustrated by John Coleman Burroughs

A bright first edition/first printing, blue cloth with red tettering on the front cover and spine in Near Fine condition with light wear to extremities and prior owner's stamp to front free end paper in Very Good+, laminated dust-jacket with little edgewear and limited chipping. Zeuschner 235.

The story of the Lad who might have been king, parallels that of his uncle and cousin who in succession become king; and though the life of the Lad was one of cruelty, dangers, and privations, there are few but who would choose to have been the Lad rather than the kin who wore the crown.

Price: $810.00

Author Bio

Edgar Rice Burroughs

Edgar Rice Burroughs (Sept. 1, 1875 – Mar. 19, 1950), Chicago born author, best known for his creation of the jungle legend Tarzan and the heroic Mars adventurer John Carter.

By 1911, after seven years of low wages, he was working as a pencil sharpener wholesaler and began to write fiction. Aiming his work at pulp fiction magazines, his first story Under the Moons of Mars was serialized in 1912. He soon took up writing full-time and by the time Under the Moons of Mars had finished, he had completed two novels, including Tarzan of the Apes. Burroughs also wrote popular science fiction and fantasy stories involving Earthly adventurers transported to various planets (e.g., Barsoom, Burroughs' fictional name for Mars, and Amtor, his for Venus). Tarzan was a cultural sensation when introduced and remains one of the most successful fictional characters of all times.